Peter Griffen

Born in Adelaide in 1948, Peter Griffen has been painting for over fifty years. He lives and works in his warehouse studio in the inner west of Sydney and travels throughout Australia and overseas exhibiting and teaching.

Griffen has had over 70 solo exhibitions, most in Australia, with exhibitions in London, Paris, St Tropez, Lyon, New York and New Zealand. His participation in group exhibitions is also widespread; art fairs in Canada, UK, Belgium, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney, he has been a finalist in the Blake, Sulman, Dobell, Fleurieu, Eutick, Alice, Faber-Castell, Fishers Ghost, Biennale Internationale du Pastel (France) and has been invited to exhibit in the Tattersalls Landscape Exhibition, Brisbane, and Messagers de la Terre (France). He won the Muswellbrook aquisitive prize for works on paper.

His works are held in public and private collections in Australia and internationally. Since 2013 he has been the President of the Glebe Art Show and in 2022 became a member of the Royal Art Society of NSW.

Artist's Exhibitions


November 28, 2022 - January 9, 2023
2022 ends and 2023 begins with Directors’ Choice and a selection of work by exciting artists who are new to our galleries and others well known to our collectors. Directors’
Location: Subiaco

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April 1, 2016 - April 24, 2016
1 – 24 APRIL; PERTH CITY Contained by a 40 x 40cm canvas, the energy and immediacy of an artist’s mark-making is like a snapshot, where the senses are heightened
Location: Perth City

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Drawing : A Fundamental Liberation III

September 1, 2013 - September 15, 2013
NOW SHOWING @ PERTH CITY – Curated by Nadine Wagner of Sydney’s Wagner Art Gallery, this exhibition brings together the work of over 20 artists exploring their various approaches to
Location: Perth City

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